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Man Jumps On Plane’s Wing As It Prepares For Takeoff

July 22, 2019

Planes are delayed often. Not often for this reason, however.

An unidentified man has been arrested after he jumped on the wing of a plane preparing for takeoff at the airport in Nigeria's Lagos city.  He was reportedly trying to access the cabin.

Guys this is an emmergency o. For 30 minutes we have been stuck at the runway at MMIA by an unidentified man who ran to the aircraft with a bag. Security has not showed up and everyone is panicking. I have so many questions to ask but right now I can't even breathe. Pls share this to all relevant authorities. Dear Nigeria!!!!! Update: He has finally been apprehended and we've all disembarked from the flight. FAAN authorities showed up 23minutes into the scene but were scared to approach him. Security eventually shows up after 37mins. ______ How it happened!! So our flight was taxing on the runway and about taking off when this man shows up running towards the moving aircraft from the bush. The pilot and a few passengers spotted him running towards the aircraft and the pilot immediately slowed down and quickly put off the engine. The guy approaches the plane with gloves and starts walking around and under the aircraft holding a bag which he dropped inside the engine. Thanks to the Pilot of the Azman Airline for quickly observing and taking swift action.. I still have a million and one questions to ask cos anything could have gone wrong! Nigeria will work perfectly someday. This I know. ------------

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Miraculously, the man’s antics didn’t delay the plane from taking off on time, however.  Passengers and crew members disembarked for another round of security checks, though.